Assistant News Director - necn

Posted: 9/29/2018

Location: Newton, Massachusetts
Function: Production
Specialty: Television & Film, Video
Level: Manager (Supervisor)
Duration: Full Time
Salary Description: competitive


Summary
Ensure overall execution of newsroom activities in the absence of the VP News. Provide leadership and accountability for necn, the region’s only 24-hour cable news network. Implement tactical operations of newsroom while ensuring highest levels of journalistic, legal, television production and promotion standards are maintained. Oversee day-to-day coverage, big story, breaking news, weather and sweeps planning with an eye toward budget, payroll, staffing, field and news operations to meet operational goals.

Essential Functions
  • Supervise newsroom personnel and editorial content as well as newsroom operations. Announce the stories that will be part of each rundown and what angle to take with each one. Address how to market the stories giving specific language to the producers (both newscast & promotions) about the best way to promote stories.
  • Advocate for the needs of necn, and showcase elements
  • Supervise production of newscasts and ensure they are updated with rigor throughout the day
  • Provide regular supervision to Producers making editorial decisions and exhibit leadership by keeping Producers disciplined on the fundamentals of producing newscasts. Keep Producers focused on the basics such as changes to rundown order, script content and segment leads.
  • Establish and maintain a professional, trained and motivated staff though effective implementation of NBC’s performance management process. Work with VP of News to ensure training and coaching is provided for Producers. Facilitate the orientation of new employees.
  • Work collaboratively with other department heads to advance the mission of necn


  • Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • At least 5 years of news management experience in a top 25 market

    Eligibility Requirements
  • Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV through nbcunicareers.com to be considered
  • Must be able to work flexible hours including weekends, holidays and overnights.
  • Must have the ability to work any of a 24 x 7 shift
  • Must be willing to work at the station in Newton, MA
  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States.
  • Must be 18 years or older.
  • Must be covered by Solutions, NBCU’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Program

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